Dennis Cao

Dennis Cao Software Engineer Dennis Cao is a software engineer located in the Los Angeles area. Prior to joining the Concord Consortium, he worked professionally as an electronics engineer, audio software programmer, sound designer, and music producer. Some of his programs have been used to automate audio workflows and even to create sounds on a […]

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Joe Bacal

Joe Bacal Software Engineer Joe Bacal is a Software Engineer. He has always loved working at the intersection of learning and technology. Prior to joining the Concord Consortium, Joe was a fourth grade teacher, web developer, IT applications administrator, and technology teacher. Joe enjoys thinking about how technology can be used to support invention, creativity, […]

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Teale Fristoe

Teale Fristoe Software Developer Teale Fristoe received his Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Philosophy from UC Berkeley and Master of Science in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz, where he worked on software and curriculum development to help middle school students learn about programming concepts through game creation. After grad school he started […]

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Searching for Extreme Weather

Screenshot of CODAP with graph and table of Pittsburgh weather data

In the WeatherX project, a collaboration involving EDC, Mount Washington Observatory, the University of Washington, and the Concord Consortium, we engage middle school students with weather data and weather science. We concentrate on extreme weather, of which there is plenty on Mount Washington. But, of course, every part of the world experiences extreme weather at […]

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Announcing Two Tinker Fellows for 2022

2022 Tinker Fellows

The theme for this year’s Robert F. Tinker Fellows Program, which aims to promote innovation, creativity, and cross-disciplinary conversations, focuses on inclusion, equity, and access in STEM education. We are delighted to announce two Tinker Fellows in 2022. Heather Barker will create data exploration activities for students from middle grades through introductory statistics college courses […]

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10 Publications in 2021 Focus on Innovations in STEM Teaching and Learning

We published nine articles in researcher and teacher practitioner journals and one book chapter in 2021 that showcase innovations in STEM teaching and learning through technology. Learn how to design curricular materials that leverage digital tools for system modeling (#2), how to ensure powerful data learning experiences for all learners (#6), how to operationalize and […]

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